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Spherical Glass Solar Energy generator by Rawlemon

André Broessel’s spherical glass solar energy generator is one of the more elegant examples of concentrated photovoltaics technology we’ve come across. The architect shared his work withDesignboom, where you’ll find numerous photos of the finely-sculpted glass orb. Broessel’s generator utilizes a ball lens (complete with optical tracking) to achieve higher energy efficiency than typical PV units — up to 35 percent, according to his tests. A number of renders demonstrate potential use cases for the design, though we’re not convinced such a fragile solution could ever gain widespread adoption, particularly as regular solar panels continue to drop in cost. Even so, Broessel’s structure is an impressive feat that borders on art, and it’s nice to see fresh innovation when it comes to improving solar technology.

Source : Adafruit via TheVerge


5 comments on “Spherical Glass Solar Energy generator by Rawlemon

  1. Jenna
    February 24, 2013

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      March 7, 2013

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    • RoHa
      March 7, 2013

      Thank you for the feedback. There have now been a few changes to the layout. I hope this makes it easier to read and also navigate through old and newer posts.
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